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The U.S. Postal Service is an essential part of American life, and especially here in rural Oregon. Its financial troubles in the last decade, while understandable, are a serious concern and r…

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When it comes to speed limits, what difference does 5 miles per hour really make?

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A kick in the pants to the delay on the Interstate 82 bridge between Oregon and Washington, which means we have at least another four months (but we’ll bet even longer) of intermittent traffic…

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The Pendleton Round-Up has another record-setting year under its belt. More people attended the 2018 edition of the rodeo than any other in its long history, spending $1.3 million on tickets o…

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As President Donald Trump mulls his next choice for U.S. attorney general, we hope he chooses someone with a realistic view of legalized marijuana in Oregon and other states.

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Type fonts at newspapers come in all sorts of sizes, but in the old hot metal days the largest used to be a giant 72 point.

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Bumper stickers proclaim, “Kate Brown is not my governor.” T-shirts, magnets and decals declare, “Donald Trump is not my president.”

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Last month Senate and House conferees working on the 2018 Farm Bill failed to reach an agreement before the old farm bill expired and without Congress voting to extend it.

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We do not exaggerate when we describe agriculture as the top profession. If you think something else is more important, ask yourself this: Can we do without it?

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A tip of the hat to Hermiston School District and the city of Hermiston for their new water safety initiative.

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There is no question that increasing Pendleton’s stock of affordable housing is good for the city’s economy. But there are questions about how much money the city should give a private develop…

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Last week Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue released details of the administration’s response to trade damages from retaliatory tariffs by China and other countries.

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Finding enough workers for the busy season is a challenge for many farms, which try everything from recruiting local workers to hiring H-2A visa workers from overseas.

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Americans have looked down our noses at the Chinese, whose dirty air we’ve seen on television — dreary gray and brown, shrouding ugly streets in a kind of sickly twilight. How disheartening it…

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The Port of Morrow has been the primary engine driving the Morrow County economy for decades. Its impact cannot be overstated.

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It must have been the first time a head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ever visited a feedlot in Central Oregon — or anywhere else, for that matter.

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The recent controversy about whether conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ absurdities should be removed from media platforms has been shaped by his supporters as both a First Amendment and censorsh…

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While there are plenty of things that divide Oregonians, there are three pillars that unite us.

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As Eastern Oregon farmers reap their year’s worth of work from its fertile soil, national and international pressures are tugging and tearing at their bottom line.

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Ryan Bounds’ career on the federal judiciary likely came to a sudden end last week, just minutes before it was set to begin.

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The press is not the enemy, despite what President Donald Trump has said. His relentless campaign against independent journalism is a self-serving strategy meant to shield himself from account…

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Since it was passed in 1973, the Endangered Species Act has been all but untouchable by members of Congress, who consider amendments to the law with the same trepidation they would if they wer…

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Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is one of the Senate’s most vocal critics of President Donald Trump. So his weekend in Eastern Oregon, where Trump won a majority of votes in each and every county, may b…

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A Roseburg mother was charged with second-degree manslaughter earlier this month when her 21-month-old daughter died after being left unattended in a vehicle for several hours; the mother said…

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This nation started with a bang. It began with fighting words and we celebrate its birth every year with fireworks.